CD ROM or DVD for backing up data

  penholder 18:23 13 Jan 2005
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Some computing mags advocate storing data on DVD rather than CD but don't offer an explanation as to why. Anyone offer an explanation, please?

  topdude 18:27 13 Jan 2005

This is one of those cases where size matters !!!

700 MB on a CD ROM.

Over 4 GB on a DVD

  g0nvs 18:29 13 Jan 2005

DVD wtiters & media are very cheap these days, a CD will hold 700mb a DVD will hold 4.7 gb before formatting (approx 4.38gb after formatting I think}.

  €dstowe 18:32 13 Jan 2005

I've said this before but, I wouldn't even store a shopping list on either CD or DVD.

Both have a tendency to become unreadable on storage thus anything on them is lost.

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